How to Design Parts for CNC Machining by Adam Bender

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How To Install Threaded Inserts in 3D Printed Parts - Tutorial by 3D Printing World

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How to design 3d printable parts that don't need supports

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Angus from Maker's Muse YouTube channel has created another great tutotrial on how to design parts that don't need supports. cad how to support material tutorial

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How to make big silicone molds from 3D printed objects

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Volum3 from Romania made a tutorial on how to make large molds with several 3D printed parts acrylic plaster and silicone that can be used to cast relatively big objects from polyurethane foam. acrylic casting how to mold polyurethane siliconeInstructables page: [link].

Tutorial on how to hide secrets inside.stl files by Angus

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Angus from Maker's Muse shows how to hide a printable geometry or entire objects inside a.stl file. cad design how to tutorial

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How to make great 3d printable headphones

DIY 3D Printing

Shannon from Australia published this great tutorial on how to make easy DIY 3d printable earphones with cheap parts. australia cool things to 3d print diy how to music sound speakersAnyone can buy Beats and just follow the hype, but only few can claim they maid their phones by themselves. Great project! Instructables page with all the files and step-by-step build guide: [link].

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Detailed Guide On How To Build Ultimaker 2 Extended Clone

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You really want to have an Ultimker 2+ Extended but don't have the money? Betrue3d site has a detailed guide on how to make an open source version with all the details you will need. Here is the link to the first post in the series: [link]. clone diy how to open source ultimaker 2You support open source and hold a grudge against Ultimaker for going closed source? Well, here is a perfect project for you.

How to copyright your 3d printed work

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Do you know how to use it to protect your 3d printing work? Here is an excellent White Paper guide written by Michael Weinberg on how to licence elements of your 3d printed / 3d printable object. Unlike with code or photographs, with physical objects you may actually have to search out what parts are and are not protected by copyright. While this can be complicated, this paper will try to make it as intuitive and straightforward as possible.

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How to Get Started with 3D Modeling: An Interview with 3D Modeling Expert Jonathan Williamson

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Or how long it will take you before you can make your first 3D model? And what you should do when you are staring at a blank screen with no idea what to do next? We talked to Jonathan Williamson from CG Cookie , one of the leading digital art education sites, about the challenges and rewards of the trade and his insider tips for someone who is totally new to the world of 3D. To put things in context: 75% of the IKEA catalogue is now done in 3D.

How to Make Money with 3D Printing: 5 Easy Tips That Will Boost Your Sales and Won’t Cost a Dime!

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In this tutorial, we aim to help designers, makers, and entrepreneurs get their products online, learn how to present their prints properly, and build their own brand. ”) to find other marketplaces that could work for your product. If you want to sell scale models, then you need to find a platform where scale models are sold. After all, you need to go where your customers are. The simplest option is to start right here on i.materialise.

How to Get Started with 3D Modeling: An Interview with 3D Modeling Expert Jonathan Williamson

i.materialise

Or how long it will take you before you can make your first 3D model? And what you should do when you are staring at a blank screen with no idea what to do next? We talked to Jonathan Williamson from CG Cookie , one of the leading digital art education sites, about the challenges and rewards of the trade and his insider tips for someone who is totally new to the world of 3D. To put things in context: 75% of the IKEA catalogue is now done in 3D.

How to Use Wax to Make Your Parts Waterproof

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Instructables user Jubal117 developed this finishing method where he uses wax dipping to make a 3d printed part waterproof. Using a scalpel blade to remove excess wax Full tutorial can be found at: [link]. how to instructables liquid smoothing water waxIt will make it float or usable as liquid container. Molten wax fills the cracks between layers and makes it into full envelope.

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How to Access SOLIDWORKS for Free

Modern Tech

There are a number of business cases for which you may need access to SOLIDWORKS. Although there is no free version of SOLIDWORKS out there for you to download, there are a number of solutions that may be able to help you without having to purchase the software.

How to install simple and effective automatic bed leveling

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GuruBrew has published this excellent video tutorial on how to make your own automatic print bed leveling. bed leveling calibration diy firmware guide how to i3 makerfarm prusa Marlin print bed prusa tutorial It looks easy and it will help you with your calibration and improve print quality. It takes a normally closed micro switch and a small RC servo, customized Marlin firmware and 3d printed probe mechanism. Here is the video guide: Thank you for sharing Guru!

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How To Repair a Molten Extruder

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GuruBrew had an extruder melt down and he made this extensive video guide on how to repair the damage. Here you can see the extruder gear bent out of axis due to heat melting it: extruder guide how to repairVery useful learning material.

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How to smooth your PLA prints with domestic pipe cleaner

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3D Print Tips YT channel posted a video on how to use PVC pipe cleaner that is commercially available to vapor smooth PLA. Here is video showing the setup with few simple supplies like copper wire, mason jar and heater: You can read the first post about THF polishing and smoothing here: [link] Does anyone know of any similar simple chemical to polish PLA? 3d print quality acetone how to PLA polishing smoothing vapor

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How to Make a PCB with Sharp Metal Rod Attachment

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Here is a simple new method on how to make a PCB with your 3d printer. Video of the process: Very detailed step-by-step tutorial and.stl for the K8200 rod attachment (you will have to redesign it for other printers): [link] Metal rod attachment scraping away marker paint layer on a PCB. diy electronics how to pcb pcb milling

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How to make transparent and translucent parts

3E Rapid Prototyping

Fortunately, they’ re also fairly easy to make, with a wide range of materials and prototyping technologies at your disposal. Visibility : Firstly, there are those parts which are designed to be clear so that humans can see through them for functional reasons. Easy to polish.

How to print with chocolate on your DIY 3d printer

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In this video he shows low-tech method to 3d print shapes from chocolate at your home. 3d printed food chocolate diy food how to video Jonathan Keep is well known for his Delta clay printer. He made an extruder from a syringe which is air pressure powered from regular soda bottle and bike pump. Ingenious! Looks yummy! Source and more details: [link] https://www.youtube.com/user/jkpottery?feature=watch. feature=watch.

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DIY 3D Printing: How to make flexible electronic circuits of.

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How to make flexible electronic circuits of conductive fabric circuits with Ninjaflex. Mikey77 is well known for his tutorial on how to 3d print an electronic circuit. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest. Click here for more posts in category: diy , electronics , etching , how to , instructables , ninjaflex , pcb. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). Formlabs guide on how to enable wireless printing.

How to make translucent 3d printed parts transparent?

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This free webinar will teach you how to get 3d objects optically clean by polishing, buffing, photobleaching, sanding, clear coating and applying other techniques. It is focused on Stratasys VeroClear material but it can be applied on other surfaces to get better finish. 3d printing materials how to optics polishing sand stratasysDo you know the difference between translucent and transparent? I didn't, but I got it after watching this video.

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How to Make Your SketchUp Files 3D Printable

Shapeways Blog

At Workbench Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, I and the Shapeways team rolled up our sleeves and got to use (or at least pose with) some impressive power tools. We also met dozens of makers using wood and metals to realize the most incredible projects. With folks like Bob from I Like To Make Stuff , our (now IRL!) friends Evan and Katelyn , Jimmy Diresta , and countless others convening, we had ample opportunity to talk to all of them about the tools of their trades.

How to Install SOLIDWORKS software

Javelin Tech Tips

In this tech tip we provide an overview of how to install the SOLIDWORKS standalone desktop version, this process applies to SOLIDWORKS Standard, Professional, or Premium software. You will need to enter your details to register the serial number with your email address.

How to use friction welding to repair and make 3d printed objects

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Here is a video on how to make a Buckyball from 3d printed hexagons: and video on how to repair 3d printed objects: Friction welding works with both PLA and ABS. Here are two video guides by youtube user Scorch on using a Dremel based DIY friction welder. Great work Scorch! While good people of Hackaday think this is a new 3d printing technique it is actually used for a quite some time now. here you can see it in action making and repairing stuff: [link].

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How to friction weld plastic with filament and Dremel

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Electronhacks made this video to show production process of the 3d printed fan duct. Update 2: dremel filament how to PLA plastic welding video However it is also excellent demonstration of friction welding plastic with filament inserted into Dremel. The friction produced makes a strong welded bond.

How to power your 3d printer with car battery

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James Bruton shows us how to use a car battery to power a 3d printer. This could be useful, even more so if you can attach some solar panels to the setup. He used his Lulzbot: 3d printing on battery power how to lulzbot His test shows that you could print the entire day with charged car battery.

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How to make a prototype

3E Rapid Prototyping

And thanks to rapid prototyping service providers like 3ERP, it’s easy to make an affordable prototype in a short timeframe. This guide looks at the basics of how to make a prototype and analyzes two broad categories of prototypes: concept models and functional prototypes.

How to Choose the Perfect Wall Thickness for 3D Printing

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Assign wall thicknesses to your 3D model. When using your 3D modeling software it is possible to design a surface without a wall thickness. However, our printers need the information about how thick you intend the wall of your object to be. Many printing problems can be traced back to wall thickness issues. Before you decide to 3D print, and ideally before you start to design your model, you should know the basic guidelines for your printing material of choice.

How to Make Your Designs Fly and/or Disappear

The Solidworks Blog

Just about a year ago, we heard from two exciting makers and YouTubers, Brad Thompson ( Impact Props ) and Eric Haddad ( 3DAeroventures ), on how they were using 3D EXPERIENCE Works to grow their design-centric channels. And yes, it’s also to appease my former self!

How to setup ORD Solutions MH3000 liquid cooled 3d printer

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Here is a detailed video guide on how to setup and put in function ORD Solutions MH3000 3d printer. guide how to ordsolutions problemsolving setup

How to Get Started with 3D Modeling: An Interview with 3D Modeling Expert Jonathan Williamson

i.materialise

Or how long it will take you before you can make your first 3D model? And what you should do when you are staring at a blank screen with no idea what to do next? We talked to Jonathan Williamson from CG Cookie , one of the leading digital art education sites, about the challenges and rewards of the trade and his insider tips for someone who is totally new to the world of 3D. To put things in context: 75% of the IKEA catalogue is now done in 3D.

How to build the cheapest DLP SLA 3d printer for under 500$ including projector

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Here is the project description from the makers: How it works? A DLP projector is used to cure UV setting resin one layer at a time while a moving axis drops incrementally into the vat of resin. It uses a DLP projector rather than a laser to cure each layer. 2 pices of MDF cut to provide a mount for the axis, projector and stable footing for the machine. None of these modifications constitute needing to know anything in-depth about programming. Kudos to you sir!

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How to fit nuts and bolts into 3d printed parts with heat

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The is no problem that can not be solved by applying some force to it :-) Thnx Kris S for sharing it! how to problemsolving screw Here is a short video showing the process of fitting a nut and threaded rod into a 3d printed part that doesn''t fit. Basically the nut is heated and melted into the part.

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How To Repair Broken Eyeglasses Frame with 3D Printing

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To repair the frame is not easy and replacement is always costly. Matias Mamone published his tutorial on Instructables featuring a easy step-by-step process how to design the broken part and 3d print it to make a solid bridge to fix the frame. eye glasses eyewear how to repairSince I wear eyeglasses since my early childhood, I have broken them may many times.

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How to create mold for rubber objects with 3d printing

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Rachel Yalisove created great step-by-step tutorial on Instructables on how to create 3d printed mold for rubber objects. casting how to instructables mold rubber You can see it here: [link].

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How to make 3d printable Daft Punk helmet

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but if you are a fan, more power to you! adafruit art diy electronics how to led music pop culture Adafruit people have published a new project. It''s a functional, 3d printed in PLA, blinky-LED strips-robot helmet usually worn by some guys who call themselves Daft Punk.

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Learn How to Become a More Resilient Company

The Solidworks Blog

Most mechanical engineers are familiar with the idea of resilience: “the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress” ( Merriam-Webster ). And in many cases, workers are not able to perform their job duties onsite.

How to embed electronic components into small objects during 3d printing

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Jason Brownstein published a detailed tutorial on how to embed electronic components into 3d printed objects as they are being printed. diy electronics guide how to legoHe published the accompanying g-code also so you can adapt it for your projects. he used an example of a Lego block with small led light. Detailed guide can be found at: [link].

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How to install the Sainsmart Smart 2004 LCD Controller

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Jaidyn Edwards shows how to connect on Sainsmart Smart 2004 LCD Controller to a 3d printer. You can easy connect it to your 3d printers board using the "smart adapter" included. After connecting this panel to your 3d printers board you don''t need your PC any more, the Smart Controller supplies power for your SD card. feature=watch Here is link to Sainsmart Smart LCD 2004, it is priced at 43 USD: [link].

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How to fix Empty SOLIDWORKS Drawing Views

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Never fun to see our drawing views displaying like this. If the urge to swear out loud is overpowering at this point, then we understand your pain. Close the drawing (no need to save). Double-click the model to browse to it’s new location.

How to learn SOLIDWORKS Software?

Javelin Tech Tips

If you are considering buying SOLIDWORKS, are a new SOLIDWORKS user, or just looking to gain new SOLIDWORKS skills then you may be wondering how to learn SOLIDWORKS software and what are the options available? How to Learn SOLIDWORKS.

How to remotly control ATX power supply modes with Raspberry Pi and OctoPrint

DIY 3D Printing

Standard ATX power supply unites are widely used to give electricity to 3d printers. Instructables user " mfoster " published a very useful tutorial on how to use RasPi and Octoprint to remotely control ATX power supply and enable you to put it in different power modes like standby mode. The hack is easy to perform even by novice users, you need do use some code and conect some wires from Raspberry Pi GPIOs to ATX wiring.

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How to repair older version of Printrbot metal heat bed

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If you have a problem with some older versions of Printrbot metal heated print bed, Brook demonstrates how to fix it. It looks simple and easy to do even if you are not so experienced. brook drumm how to print bed Printrbot problemsolving repair